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A Year After Release, Only 2 Percent of Three Strikers Charged With New Crimes

November 15, 2013 | 10:24 am

A Year After Release, Only 2 Percent of Three Strikers Charged With New Crimes

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More than 1,000 three strikers have been released since voters passed Prop. 36, softening the law.

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Judge Rules Against Calif. Control of Prison Mental Health Programs

April 5, 2013 | 4:25 pm

Judge Rules Against Calif. Control of Prison Mental Health Programs

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday rejected Gov. Jerry Brown’s bid to regain state control of inmates’ mental health care, citing systematic failures to reduce prison suicides, provide timely care and hire enough staff. The decision is a blow to the Democratic governor’s attempts to end nearly two decades of expensive federal […]

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Governor Proposes Charging Californians $10 to Search Court Records

March 21, 2013 | 9:01 am

Governor Proposes Charging Californians $10 to Search Court Records

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By Judy Lin, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—In a move that is raising concern about limiting access to public documents, California courts could charge $10 for each record search under a proposal included in Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget. The governor included the search fee as one of the ways the courts can raise $30 million […]

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California Chief Justice Urges Lawmakers to Reinvest in Courts

March 11, 2013 | 4:06 pm

California Chief Justice Urges Lawmakers to Reinvest in Courts

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By Judy Lin, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—California’s top judge urged lawmakers on Monday to ensure equal access to justice by reinvesting in a court system that has been hit with years of budget cuts. While California has the distinction of having the largest judiciary of any state, it has cut more out of its […]

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